GREP: Memory Exhausted

Christopher Faylor
Tue May 12 01:11:00 GMT 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:55:26PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>Some weeks ago... Shailesh Dadure wrote:
>>I am a support engineer from Microsoft trying to help my Customer
>>Maziyar Samadzadeh.  We have been notified by Maziyar that when they
>>perform a Query on a bigger database using GREP we get the following
>>GREP: Memory Exhausted
>Just to tie up the loose ends of this thread, which kind of petered out
>without any resolution: I've now notified Shailesh off-list about the
>apparent bug we uncovered in the WriteConsole API(*), and suggested he
>show the testcase around internally at Microsoft.  I'll keep the list
>posted if anything interesting transpires.

It didn't really peter out.  This is a well-known problem even on linux
where it is trivially easy to trigger.  It doesn't necessarily have
anything to do with the console.

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